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Could we use solar power to purify drinking water?

There has been significant recent research into the possibility of desalination using photo-thermal evaporators powered only by sunlight. The problem has been achieving an efficiency high enough to make such devices practical. Scientists…

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Solar panels that sweat…

Engineers across the world are searching for way to improve the efficiency of solar panels. As new materials and designs are tested, any efficiency improvement – even a few percent – is announced…

How accurate are the weather models that predict thunderstorms?

The forecast is sunny, but there’s a slight chance of chaos.

Corals can suffer from nutrient imbalance

Improving water quality could help save coral reefs.

Climate change and the modern polar bear

Polar bear evolution holds clues for past climate change events.

Coral bleaching causes deadly competition among fish

Some fish turn aggressive when they have to share limited resources.

Wolverines not as invincible as the fictional character

A warmer climate could have devastating effects on the wolverines food supply.

Rare butterfly expanding its ranges

Some species will suffer from climate change while others will thrive — it all depends on their interactions with other species.

What stalagmites tell us about climate change

Cave formations can act as prehistoric weather stations.

Endangered seagrasses can store carbon

Scientists estimate that seagrass meadows can store as much carbon as a forest.

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